PCSAI™ Plate Carrier Soft Armor Inserts

ADD PROTECTION, NOT WEIGHT

Increase your area of protection with soft panels that can improve any armor system without sacrificing mobility

Soft, flexible, lightweight, and buoyant, these panels are made from advanced ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) to increase the strength and coverage of your armor setup. On its own, it protects against handguns and fragmentation – or can protect from rifle rounds with ICW plates.

Adapt To Your Environment

Our soft armor panels cover a wide range of ballistic threats from handguns to explosive fragmentation – find which protection level suits your needs.

It Saves Lives

Protection area can mean the difference between life and death. Our flexible and light soft armor panels serve as an optional backing layer for vests/carriers – enabling entire vest area armoring and allowing the use of ICW composite plates.

Multi-threat Protection

One of the biggest threats to soldiers isn’t bullets – it’s shrapnel from grenades, mines, artillery, and other explosive devices. Our soft armor is designed to capture these deadly fragments or handgun rounds, adding additional protection where you need it most.

Know Your Armor

Your armor could save your life, so know it like the back of your hand.
Our soft armor is composed of lightweight, extremely flexible, and seriously durable UHMWPE – providing the perfect balance between protection and comfort.

Features

  • 1.Priced per pair
  • 2.Flexible and light
  • 3.Can be used for both the chest and the back
  • 4.Soft armor protection provided by UHMWPE panels of NIJ 0101.06: IIa, II, and IIIa
  • 5.Compatible with ICW hard armor plates or as a Stand Alone armor
  • 6.Same composite available for the cummerbunds, backpack, as well as 8 FAS™ Full Armor System elements, concealable vests, and Canine K9 system
  • 7.Use EVV™ Exchangeable Vest Ventilation to decrease backface deformation (BFD) to virtually zero
  • 8.Moisture-resistant cover
  • 9.Multi-hit capability up to 6 consecutive shots
  • 10.Independently tested in an NIJ-accredited laboratory for NIJ Standard 0101.06, as well as NATO Stanag 2920 (V50 fragmentation) and certified laboratories according to DSTU 8835:2019 against Soviet/Russian ammunition

Tech specs

Ballistic performance

Type IIIA

.44 Magnum 240 gr SJHP/SWC
.357 SIG 125/158 gr FMJ
7.62×25 Tokarev SJRN FNH
9 mm 50 gr Liberty Civil Defense
9 mm 127 gr Ranger SXT +P+
.45 ACP 230 gr TMJ
FN 5.7×28 40 gr SS197
9×19 SXT T-SERIES
5.7×28 SS197SR
5.7×28 SS195LF

Type II

9 mm 124 gr FMJ RN
.357 Magnum 158 gr JSP
9×18 mm Stechkin MSC

Type IIA

9 mm 124 gr FMJ RN
.40 S&W 180 gr FMJ
9×18 mm Makarov MSC

Use trauma pad to reduce BFD <44mm

Testing

This product has been independently tested by an NIJ-approved laboratory according to the NIJ Standard 0106.01, and also in certified laboratories according to STANAG 2920 (V50 fragmentation) and DSTU 8835:2019 against Soviet/Russian ammunition

Mira Knott
26 Nov 2021
I’m very happy with the armor and I’m grateful with the veterans discount. You really know how to make an old man happy.
Daniaal Barry
02 Nov 2021
I would like to thank the support staff as they went above and beyond. We needed four dozen panels and they informed us about the equirements, called in for the documents, and arranged for quick delivery. Really a 10 our of 10 company and we will be stucking with them if we need anything else.
Stefan Dunne
27 Oct 2021
We use these in the MOLLE2 carriers and they work perfectly. Obviously not as strong as steel plates, but more than enough for security work now were back home.

FAQ

Are prices listed for a single item?

No. For a pair.
This allows you to choose different plates for the front and the back, as well as order multiple plates from the setting screen.

Why is the weight of the armor important?

Especially over extended missions, every pound counts. Because the PCSAI is significantly lighter than the alternatives, that weight can be used for other types of gear such as ammo or med-packs, or serve to lighten the load in general and make the operator more agile and less fatigued over time. Finally, lighter gear reduces the medical impact of carrying heavy loads on the spine and lower back, reducing the chance of chronic pain and injury.

How many hits in a row can a single armor plate withstand?

Armor plates are tested under the NIJ standard to withstand up to 6 consecutive hits. While that number can be greater, we can’t guarantee that result.

Is it possible to use an armor panel that has been hit by a bullet?

It is not recommended.
You may continue operations with a damaged soft armor panel due to composite materials that, when damaged, only a tight zone of the armor fails. Undamaged zones still offer ballistic protection. However, you will need to replace the panel after the mission as further use is prohibited.

Do soft armor inserts have a backface deformation effect?

Yes.
As well as any soft armor panels, the PCSAI™ has a backface deformation effect. But, if you use them in conjunction with plate carriers manufactured by UARM™ you can always use the EVV™ that reduces that effect to virtually zero.

What is the shelf life of soft armor inserts?

Officially, 5 years.
The date is calculated from the manufacturing label on the back of the ballistic panel. While good maintenance and handling can preserve the plate ballistic capabilities for longer, we will only guarantee five years from manufacturing.

Do soft armor inserts lose their protective properties after expiration?

Not instantly.
Due to chemical processes and oxidation occurring inside the composite material, the anti-ballistic capabilities of the armor insert will slowly deteriorate over time. After five years, we longer guarantee the same level of protection and you should renew your ballistic panels as soon as possible.

Are the same soft armor inserts used for the front and the back?

Yes.
The UARM™ PCSAI™ ballistic panels are ergonomically designed to fit equally good on the front and on the back.

Can it be used as a backpack panel?

Yes.
And, while it is relatively easy to insert the PCSAI™ into any backpack, including civilian models, UARM™ offers special panels that are a much better and easier fit in those situations.

Is it NIJ Certified?

This product has been independently tested in NIJ-accredited laboratories according to the NIJ Standard 0101.06, as well as certified laboratories according to NATO STANAG 2920 (V50 fragmentation) and DSTU 8782:2018 against Soviet/Russian ammunition.

PCSAI™ Plate Carrier Soft Armor Inserts

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